The current story arc started with this strip: Slut.
Larisa undoubtedly places the value of personal freedom above all else so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that she’s arguing for the radical reduction of social and legal obligations and the decriminalization of all victimless crimes in the first panel. I guess she could be convinced that certain kinds of behavior which are not causing harm to anyone but are potentially very dangerous when even the biggest morons would be allowed to do it (carrying guns in public for example) should still be disallowed. However, realizing such a worldview would still cause a large number of revolutionary consequences, for example the legalization of any kind of drug. I myself am of the opinion that the correct line may be hard to draw but that there are currently way too many laws that restrict one’s personal freedom. It is interesting that every country seems to have its own, most often irrational, opinion which type of behavior is a big no-no and which isn’t. In Germany prostitution is completely legal, but proving yourself to be an idiot by saying that the holocaust didn’t happen can land you in prison. Cutting all laws against behavior which is allowed almost everywhere else in the world seems to be a good starting point in my opinion.
- Larisa: I say as long as nobody gets hurt, everything should be allowed! Life is too short to let stupid conventions ruin all the fun!
- Larisa: … And, hey, it’s not like I make any boy think that we’ll still be together in college… or at the end of the week.
- Larisa: So if I’m called a slut just for enjoying my life, then I don’t mind being called a slut at all!
- Sandra: Liz, are you aware that every girl in our class got warned about you by her parents since you’re setting such a bad example?
- Larisa: Really, all of you? Cooooool.